Chris Beaumont

I am a Senior Software Engineer at Harvard's Center for Astrophysics, where I build tools to visualize and analyze multidimensional datasets. My main focus is currently Glue, which is being supported by NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute to analyze future data from the James Webb Space Telescope. Prior to this, I was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, where I received my PhD in 2013.

You can find me on Twitter or GitHub, or take a look at my C.V.

Software Projects

  • Glue
    A Python application to create linked, interactive visualizations of multiple files
  • CS109: Data Science
    Assignments, labs, and handouts developed for Harvard's course on Data Science
  • The ADS All Sky Survey
    An interactive heatmap of astronomy publications on the sky
  • Toasty
    Tool to build WorldWide Telescope image pyramids (TOAST tiles) from arbitrary data
  • Astrodendro
    A library to create, visualize, and analyze dendrograms from astrophysical datasets

Essays and Data Visualization

Press Coverage